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42,565 children, youth & adults

with an intellectual disability are registered in Special Olympics programs.

12 floor hockey players

were brought to Chicago by Harold Smith to represent Canada at the first International Special Olympics in 1968

Team Canada

Day Five – Champions Celebrated

Day Five – Champions Celebrated
The final sporting competitions took place today in Curling, Snowshoeing and Floor Hockey.

Day Five – Champions Celebrated


  • The final sporting competitions took place today in Curling, Snowshoeing and Floor Hockey.
    • Competition was fierce as teams received an added boost of energy from supportive teammates who finished their events yesterday and came out to cheer them on.


  • Final medals were presented today for the three remaining sports, with athletes savouring their accomplishments after the culmination of a hectic week of travel, practice and competition.
  • Closing ceremonies were an inspiring celebration of all the incredible achievements, friendships and competition the athletes experienced this week.
    • 2012 Games snowshoeing competitor from Team Alberta Kimberly Evanochko sang an original song “Just watch me go” that had the entire audience captivated.
    • Passing of the flag from the 2012 GOC in St. Albert to the 2014 GOC reps from Vancouver formalized the closure of this incredible week and signalled the transition towards the next Special Olympics Canada Summer Games.
    • For many of the athletes, the Games are not truly complete until they get a chance to cut loose, reminisce about the week and celebrate with each other at the Athletes Dance.
  • The Mayfield Inn played host to the dance, with DJs and pizza providing the extra incentives to what one athlete described as “the best party ever”!


  • Special Olympics provincial and territorial web sites that will feature stunning pictures, specific athlete achievements and deeper look into what was an unforgettable week!